Start From Where You Are: Drawing for All Levels

While I am working as the Coordinator for Somerville Open Studios 2013, I will not be teaching any classes. I do look forward to teaching again once SOS 2013 is over, though. To all my students, thank you for your patience. Let’s meet up again over the summer of 2013. Best to all of you, – Rachel

In any endeavor, we start from where we are and progress from there. Drawing is no different.

If you have never picked up a piece of charcoal in your life, or if you’re rediscovering the pencil after years of focusing on technical processes in your art, this course is designed to meet you where you are. Together in a small, supportive, and friendly group, we will refresh, renew, or start from scratch, improving our ability to see and respond to the world through still-life drawing and fun, innovative, drawing exercises.

I bring teaching passion and experience to this class. I taught for many years in the Foundation Program at the Boston Architectural Center, and have taught both adults and teenagers (including those with learning disabilities) through continuing education and out of my own studio. But don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten what it feels like to be a student, sometimes confident and sometimes overwhelmed—and often both in the same day. This course is designed to help you develop your skills no matter what they are when you enter the classroom.

Classes are geared toward beginners, and the more experienced if you feel your skills might be “rusty.” If you want more practice, you are welcome to register for repeat sessions.

All necessary supplies are provided, including paper, pencils, charcoal, drawing fixative, and use of easels. Just bring yourself, your curiosity, and your desire to draw. Students are also welcome to bring other non-toxic supplies for experimenting with as well.

This class is not currently being offered. Contact me if you would like to be notified when this class runs next.


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